Former U.S. Senator, Arizona

Author of New York Times best seller, “Conscience of a Conservative:
A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle,” Senator Jeff Flake has taken a lonely stand for principle and civility in an era
of hyper-partisanship. After serving six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Flake was elected to the United States Senate, where he served for six years. While in the Senate, Senator Flake chaired the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & the Law, which sits at the intersection of innovation and regulation. He also chaired the Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee, where he passed landmark legislation on wildlife trafficking and democratic governance. Prior to entering Congress, Senator Flake served as executive director of the Goldwater Institute in Arizona. He also directed the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia during that nation’s transition to independence. Senator Flake holds degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Brigham Young University. Senator Flake is currently a contributor to CBS News. He also partners with CBS on a series called “Common Ground.” He was a guest lecturer at Princeton and Yale in the spring of 2019 and will be a resident fellow at Harvard University during the fall semester of 2019. Senator Flake and his wife, Cheryl, live in Mesa, Ariz., and are the parents of five children.